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Abstract

Introduction:

We report a case of keratitis caused by a member of the species of fungi.

Case presentation:

A 59-year-old contact lens wearer developed a non-healing corneal ulcer. Microbiological culture and subsequent PCR analysis were performed using samples obtained from corneal scraping. A fungus, phenotypically identified as a member of the species of fungi, was cultured. PCR from infected tissue confirmed the diagnosis.

Conclusion:

Although rarely pathogenic to humans, members of the ubiquitous species of fungi can occasionally cause keratitis. Corneal microtrauma associated with contact lens wear is probably important in precipitating such infections.

Keyword(s): corneal graft , keratitis and Phoma fungi
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